Former LSU Quarterback Jordan Jefferson Being Sued [AUDIO]
Former LSU Quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns are being sued civilly. The suit was filed in reference to the now infamous bar fight outside of Shady's bar right off of the LSU campus last August.
Jefferson, who signed a free agent-contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, declined comment. Jordan Jefferson's lawyer however had something to say.
At the top of every hour, we run the Louisiana Radio network news and this it what came over the wire this morning.
Nola.com is reporting:
Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, linebacker Josh Johns and the owners of Shady's Bar are being sued in Baton Rouge civil court by four men who claimed they were seriously injured after being attacked without provocation outside the bar last August.
Eric M. Ewen, Jordan M. Wills, Cayne A. Cox and Andrew R. Lowery are plaintiffs in the suit filed by attorney Michael Bienvenu on Monday. It alleges the four were seriously injured in the fight Aug. 19, and that Shady's was negligent in providing for the safety of the plaintiffs based on similar past occurences.
The incident led to the arrest of Jefferson and Johns on second-degree battery charges Aug. 26, and the subsequent suspension of both players by LSU Coach Les Miles. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury reduced the charge against Jefferson to simple battery and dropped the charge against Johns.
Jefferson missed the first four games of LSU's 2011 season while the simple battery charge was pending.
Jefferson, who signed a free agent-contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, declined comment, but his attorney, Lewis Unglesby, said from the beginning the charges were about money.